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Angel

Angel (Paperback)

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Angel, a new novel by the author of King of Tuzla and Yugoslav Requiem. Many people have plenty of reasons to run away but very few actually do it. Tijmen Klein Gildekamp is a jobbing writer living in a small provincial town. His world is lonely and stifling. We find out why his father's war is still important to his life today and how the world has changed. Tijmen has moved away from his roots, but not far enough, so he feels trapped. When all seems lost, Angel comes to the rescue, but is she too late? They make an interesting pair: she the masseuse by day and singer by night, and he the committed writer of literature. A surprise lottery win enables them to escape their dreary and oppressive everyday existence. During their flight they experience a number of momentous incidents in Spain and London, ending up on a remote Scottish Island. Tijmen believes that, at the end of our life, what remains of us is love, but is he right? Angel is a novel about expectations, failures and the fragility of our existence.

Fiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Holland Park Press Publication Date: 24/09/2011 ISBN-13: 9781907320071  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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In 1994, before the fall of the Srebrenica enclave, Arnold Jansen op de Haar (born 1962) was on active service in the former Yugoslavia as the commanding officer of a UN unit. He left the Dutch Grenadier Guards in 1995 to become a full-time poet and columnist. Angel (Engel) is the sequel to his novel King of Tuzla (De koning van Tuzla). His poetry collection Yugoslav Requiem (Joegoslavisch requiem) is a companion volume to King of Tuzla. He has been a columnist for more than ten years and writes a weekly column for Holland Park Press. Arnold runs masterclasses for aspiring Dutch authors. He currently lives in Arnhem.

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